DELTA HEAVY FT JEM COOKE
‘TAKE ME HOME’
RAM RECORDS – FEBRUARY 15TH 2019
After the huge success of their Zeds Dead collaboration ‘Lift Me Up’ and the consequent confirmation of upcoming second studio album ‘Only In Dreams’, bass dons Delta Heavy continue the onslaught of huge hitters, this time calling on the talents of one of electronic music’s most in demand vocalists, Jem Cooke, for new single ‘Take Me Home’.
After the uplifting bass euphoria of ‘Lift Me Up’, ‘Take Me Home’ has a more intimate edge, the production duo encouraging the listener to fall over and over into sublime runs of percussive arpeggios that provide a waterfall of rhythm for Jem’s evocative, dreamy topline, vocodered harmonies and their insistent melodic hook. It’s a deft, delicate touch from Delta Heavy but one that’s masterfully done, comfortably fusing the raw energy of drum and bass with glittering electronica and the US-influenced grooves of trap and emotive future bass.
“‘Take Me Home’ is one our personal favourites on the new album,” Ben said. “We are so grateful to feature our good friend and longtime collaborator Jem Cooke on the record, and her vocal performance on the track is just incredible. The second we played the basic demo together in the studio we all had goosebumps and we knew then it was going to be the one of the key singles from the album. Musically this represents so many of the influences that are defining our sound at the moment; it’s very much a transatlantic hybrid, equally at home on the dancefloor of a sweaty nightclub in Europe or in the car driving through LA at night.”
UK duo Delta Heavy, who have been producing together since 2008, have refused to be constrained by genre limitations, resulting in a plethora of celebrated productions including ‘Ghost’, ‘Get By’ and their massive debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, which spawned the 18 million+ streaming monster ‘White Flag’. With news breaking last month about their second album ‘Only In Dreams’ and an accompanying world tour, fans from the North America to Australia and everywhere in between have become increasingly ramped to hear upcoming music from the pair.
Having worked with everyone from Cher, Zero 7, Friction, Eric Prydz and Martin Garrix to Camelphat, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Rebecca Ferguson and Wilkinson, London singer-songwriter Jem Cooke is one of the most requested top line collaborators in the industry. Her vocals have soared across countless tracks, including her previous cut with Delta Heavy, the 2017 single ‘Nobody But You’.
Delta Heavy ft Jem Cooke ‘Take Me Home’ is out for international release via Ram Records.